Repost of email from Ken Hoagland
Dear FairTax Leader,
The time has come for face-to-face “education” of Members of Congress. Our database of Town Hall meetings provides us listings of local Congressional Town Hall meetings across the country. This is where the “rubber meets the road” for the FairTax.
In the coming weeks grassroots coordinator Sean Matula will be calling you and asking for help. E-mails will be sent to every local supporter asking them to attend these meetings. Because Members of Congress deliberately keep advance notice of these events short, you may have very few days to encourage local supporters to attend. That is our challenge.
As we have seen before, however, when confronted with determined constituents, Congressional support and co-sponsorship of the FairTax legislation gains ground. When faced by knowledgeable supporters, wrong impressions of the FairTax get erased and deliberate distortions answered. Be ready to take on the excuses, the fallacies and delays by your Member of Congress. Let's remind Members of Congress that the federal tax system should serve more than Congress and lobbyists. Our tax system is badly broken and the FairTax is the solution. To that end, we’ll be providing talking points and other downloadable information for FairTax supporters who attend these meetings.
We have been rebuilding the national base of supporters, awareness of the issue and our national momentum over the past 18 months. Now we must exercise our grassroots muscle and make a real difference. All of our rallies, recruitment efforts, advertising and other grassroots activities really build toward this—direct communications with elected officials. Even with short notice, together we must get every FairTaxer in your area to attend these meetings and make the point that the FairTax is the answer the nation needs.
The rest of this year we will be asking state and district directors to turn the supporter base out to these meetings as they are announced. This is our chance to increase co- sponsorship of the FairTax legislation and begin moving us toward the floor of the House of Representatives.
This is what it is all about. Please help in every way you can.